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Saint Sophia the Martyr had her daughters Faith, Hope & Love were killed during the reign of Hadrian (117–138). The imperial guards took Sophia's daughters one by one, from the oldest to the youngest, and beat and tortured them to death in an attempt to force their mother to renounce her faith in Christ. Afterward, Sophia buried her daughters' bodies and remained by their graves for three days until she died herself. Her feast day is commemorated by the Church on September 17.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 19-1009-020-036-SP1
  • Size: 3 1/4 x 2 1/3 inches (8 x 6 cm)
  • Age: ca. 1900
  • Origin: Provincial Russia
  • Materials: Egg tempera on gessoed wood in silver frame
  • Price: $475
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross
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